301 Sidecar Key Holder is Popular on Anderson Lock Website

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301 Sidecar Key Holder

“My name is Will.
I’m an engineer.
I hate plastic.

My company started in 1997, when I was unable to find a well made key holder. I took over my garage and started to weld, bend, form, plate, stretch and pull metal, until I had come up with the 301 Sidecar key holder. By using top quality metal like 301 stainless steel, the result is a timeless product that is made in the U.S.A. from the finest metals. After spending a year tooling up the product, I built a sidecar for my old Harley. Using the sidecar to carry the key holders, I made sales calls to the hardware stores, locksmiths and auto part stores in the area.”

Will’s key holder is available on the Anderson Lock website:

It is a popular product. Here’s how we describe it:

Key Holder Works Like a Car’s Seatbelt

  • Tough stainless steel forged in America
  • Sidecar clips securely to your belt
  • Carry from 1 to 500 keys
  • To use your keys, just push the button
  • When you put them back you hear a click that lets you know your keys are secure


Will’s company makes Sidecar 301’s. That’s it.

And word-of-mouth, it seems, is how they are marketed.



Rene says:
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 08:08 pm GMT +00:00

These key holders are awesome!! I have had mine since 1999 & have never had a problem with it. It still works like it did in 1999 It’s the original kind with the “301” stamped out on the key hanger part. I’m a Maintenance guy & use it daily for 14 years. I would’ve gone through countless retracting chain type in that time frame. Great design for ease of operation. Thanks!

Mack says:
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 12:45 am GMT +00:00

Love the 301……worked retail (retired) 19+ yrs for a tool equipment Co. Actually purchased a couple of them some 10/15 yrs ago. Last week one of them came apart. The glue that holds the belt clip on the holder failed. Can you advise the type of glue used so that it can be re-glued or would you prefer I return it for an exchange?
Have a Blessed Day!
Thank you Mack

andersonlock says:
Monday, September 19th, 2016 04:08 pm GMT +00:00

The 301 has been a popular item for years, unfortunately it appears that the manufacturer has gone out of business. Your tool equipment experience would serve you better than my marketing experience for recommending a type of glue for repair. Great to know that yours lasted 10 – 15 years!

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